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Countries with the Most Nobel Prizes

Name the countries whose citizens have won the most Nobel prizes.
According to Wikipedia as of October, 2019
Some winners are claimed by multiple countries
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First submittedAugust 18, 2015
Last updatedOctober 16, 2019
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Country
385
United States
133
United Kingdom
109
Germany
70
France
32
Sweden
31
Russia / Soviet Union
28
Japan
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Country
28
Switzerland
27
Canada
22
Austria
21
Netherlands
20
Italy
19
Poland
13
Denmark
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Country
13
Hungary
13
Norway
12
Australia
12
India
12
Israel
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level 61
Dec 10, 2015
I got them all except for Netherlands, which I typed in but spelled wrong.
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level 49
Mar 3, 2016
type in Holland - always accepted in my experience, shorter and easier to spell
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level 34
Nov 28, 2018
Holland is a part of the Netherlands, it would be like if you typed in Texas for the USA.
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level 61
Oct 17, 2019
Not quite. A lot of Europeans actually say Holland when referring to the Netherlands. Well knowing it's just a part of the Country. Never heard anyone say Texas while reffering to the US as a country though.
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level 58
Dec 10, 2015
How to win: Guess US, Canada, Israel, and South Africa. Then guess every rich European country you can think of. Then guess Russia.
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level 65
Dec 10, 2015
and australia!
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level 40
Dec 15, 2017
and japan!
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level 73
Dec 15, 2017
you mean 'guess all of the correct answers'
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level 51
Dec 15, 2017
Australia should be the first country guessed, they're such awesome people.
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level 28
Dec 15, 2017
thats what an australian would say
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level 79
Dec 15, 2017
Have you seen Steve Irwin? That man was a legend.
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
It's what ALL people say. Totally f**king awesome!
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level 72
Jul 25, 2018
You certainly don't sound like a New Zealander.
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level 43
Dec 15, 2017
I prefer to win based on logical thinking and knowing more than the names of countries. Knowing what types of prizes Nobel gives out, and what countries have had advancements in science, or famous scientists, or big well-funded science industries, plus countries that have been notable in literature or peace breakthroughs.
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level 43
Dec 15, 2017
Also, knowing what countries pride themselves on good research colleges--something someone else alluded to.
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level 68
Dec 15, 2017
Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his rap to sell records?
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
So you would've said Australia for sure based on that logic. Well done!
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level 55
Dec 11, 2015
Always forget about Isreal!
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
Too busy thinking about Australia. It is hard to think of any other country.
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level 19
Apr 24, 2019
nice to see how patriotic you are
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level 45
Mar 11, 2016
Good to see that Norway didn't give every prize to themselfs. But why so many USA and UK
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level 66
Apr 21, 2017
USA and UK have by far the best schools in the entire world (Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc), so motivated prodigies from other countries are likely to move to one of these countries for school. Also, USA and UK have plenty of money and endowments to support expensive experiments. If you look at nobel prize winners, plenty of Americans and British winners were born in India or other countries.
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level 71
May 31, 2017
Also, assume this list includes Peace prizes, which are handed out with regularity to US Presidents and statesmen
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level 75
Oct 22, 2017
@grantdon It would be interesting to see a quiz with those taken out!
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level 64
Oct 22, 2017
@TinklePork: I agree in the direction of your answer. However, (1) you have to distinguish between school and reasearch. nobel prizes are for researches. (2) Your cited "schools" do a great job in eduaction, but as do also other (public) universities (at least in continental-Europa). I would rather argue that the anglosaxonian universities are easier to access (you just need to speak English and a lot of money/a stipend). (3) In continental-Europe, a lot of research is done at research institutes and not at the universities. Compare Havard with CRNS (France) or MPG (Germany), see e.g. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v522/n7556_supp/fig_tab/522S34a_T2.html .
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level 73
Oct 22, 2017
A few prizes less wouldn't affect the score much.
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level 40
Dec 15, 2017
Only reason the USA is ahead of the UK is probably population difference otherwise theyd be nearly equal
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level 77
Dec 16, 2017
They don't give out one Nobel prize to every smart person in the country... they give out only one per category. If having a large population was so advantageous then China, India, Brazil and Indonesia would make the list. None of them do, of course, because that's definitely not the the only factor.
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level 54
Dec 17, 2017
@grantdon Nobel Peace Prizes have little to do with it, those are more spread out and fewer given per year than the scientific Nobel Prizes. For example, the USA won 23 Peace Nobel Prizes, but 99 (or slightly less, depending who is counted) Physics Nobel Prizes.
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level 55
Dec 15, 2017
Norway? They only award the peace prize. All others are by the Swedish academy.
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level 45
Oct 22, 2017
India China Islamic world Africa Latin America Rip :-(
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level 61
Dec 15, 2017
Remember this the next time you are tempted to call Americans stupid.
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level 40
Dec 16, 2017
Interesting that over a quarter of the winners were foreign born. Remember that the next time you want to stem the tide of murderers and rapists.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2019
Being foreign born does not preclude you from being an American, including the parents of our stupid president, who may have been born in Europe to hear him tell it. (they weren't)
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level 51
Dec 17, 2017
I'm tempted now after reading that comment.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2019
well at least you tacitly acknowledge your desire to do this has more to do with spite than anything else.
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level 68
Oct 17, 2019
Because only 1 in 1 million of us are really smart? Where's that quiz - Nobel prize winners by population?
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level 53
Dec 15, 2017
Really surprised no India, or China
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level 45
Dec 16, 2017
I think India has also got 12
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level 83
Jan 11, 2018
Only 10. And that includes Indian-born Britons Ronald Ross and Rudyard Kipling, as well as Macedonian-born Mother Teresa.
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level 58
Aug 4, 2019
And not a single islamic country...
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level 77
Oct 2, 2019
If they were awarding prizes 1000 years ago they might have a few.
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level 40
Oct 2, 2019